South African Hotels
Isandlwana Road
Rorkes Drift 3016
South Africa
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The 4-star Rorke's Drift Hotel is situated in Zululand, on the Buffalo River of South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Province. This unique country retreat nestles under the Shiyane Mountain, on the famous Rorkes Drift battleground where part of the Zulu War took place. There are many exciting activities for guests to enjoy while staying at this hotel near Dundee. Adults and children alike will be kept busy by the surroundings and the fun things to do.


The hotel features eleven rooms, each of which provides an en-suite bathroom as well as a balcony from where magnificent views of the area can be admired. The hotel rooms are spacious and welcoming, fitted with easy-to-use amenities and a comfortable bed for guests to rest in after a long day.

Hotel room amenities:

  • Writing desk
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Twin basins
  • Hair dryer
  • Fridge
  • TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Tea/coffee making facilities.


Many outdoor activities are available to guests during a stay in Zululand. Hiking trails lead travelers through magnificent scenery in the fresh mountain air while horse back riding is also very popular. Most visitors to this region of South Africa will be interested to visit the famous battlefields including Isandlwana which was fought on 22 January 1879.


  • Hiking trails
  • Horseback riding
  • Guided excursions
  • Game hunting
  • Game drives
  • Sightseeing tours.

Wining and Dining

The view from the deck which surrounds the dining room, the lounge and the bar is magnificent. Guests can enjoy a hearty meal at the hotel's Shiyane Restaurant, where breathtaking views can be seen. The Kwa Jima Bar is a great place to relax and socialise after a long day of activities. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Isandlwana Battlefield
  • Mangeni Falls
  • Fugitive’s Drift
  • Elandskraal
  • Craft Workshop
  • Helpmekaar Village
  • Dundee
  • Talana Battlefield and Museum
  • Van Tonder’s Pass
  • Nqutu
  • Prince Imperial memorial
  • Blood River.


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  • Adaptors
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Satellite TV
  • Separate sitting area
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Writing desk


Shiyane Restaurant

This restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks as well as Battlefield Lunches also being offered.

Kwa Jima Bar

Guests at the Rorkes Drift Hotel in Zululand are invited to enjoy a drink before dinner or after a day of activities. The Kwa Jima Bar is fully stocked and offers a great place for guests to relax.

Guided excursions

Guests staying at the Rorkes Drift Hotel have the opportunity to explore the battlefield at Rorkes Drift while being guided and learn the history and significance of the area.  Guides show guests the significant places in the Drift and paint a picture of the rich history which took place in this scenic region of South Africa.

Horseback trails

What better way to explore this beautiful area of KwaZulu-Natal than on horseback? On trails through the Drift, guests may enjoy the scenery and the experience while riding a horse.  Explore as they did in the old days; no cars, just nature.  Trained horses are available to all who are reasonably fit.


The Hotel features a beautiful outdoor swimming pool.

Day tours
  • Itala Game Reserve: Guests may drive in their own vehicle around the well maintained road network. The reserve is well known for good sightings of elephant and rhino
  • Nambiti Private Game Reserve: See the Big 5 and a diverse habitat. Found just North of Ladysmith
  • Ladysmith: This town was besieged by the Boers in 1900 and was a focal point of the South African War until its relief
  • Colenso: Battle site, South African War 1899-1902
  • Majuba Mountain, Volksrust.Site of the defeat of the British force at the end of the First Boer War
  • Luneburg: Battle site during the Zulu War

The Library - Rorkes Drift Hotel

The smallest and most private of the three conference venues is the Library which can accommodate up to 10 guests for a conference or meeting when seated in boardroom style.  Catering is available for conference delegates.

The Theatre - Rorkes Drift Hotel

The Theatre conference venue at the Rorkes Drift Hotel near Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal, can accommodate up to 40 guests comfortably.  Comfortable chairs and relaxed surroundings offer the perfect conditions for a successful conference or meeting.

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Conference venue
  • Day-use facilities for early arrivals and late departures
  • Garden
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms

Twin or Double room

# Rooms:

Each of the rooms at the Rorkes Drift Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal is decorated according to its name with the name being a prominent figure of The Battle. The comfortable hotel rooms provide the choice of a double bed or twin beds and come standard with an en suite bathroom. The rooms also feature a balcony with a beautiful view of the river and surrounds.

Room names include:

  • Dunne
  • Dabualamanzi
  • King Shaka
  • Byrne
  • Shiess
  • Fynn

Room amenities:

  • Double hand basins
  • Walk in shower
  • Fridge containing complimentary milk and water
  • Hair dryer
Single Room R1860
Double Room R2800

River View Room

# Rooms:

One King Room is available at the Rorkes Drift Hotel. Named after the King of the Zulus, King Shaka, the King Room at the Rorkes Drift Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal is the only room with a king size bed.This hotel room features an en suite bathroom and the balcony overlooks the beautiful river and its surrounds.

Room amenities:

  • Double hand basins
  • Walk in shower
  • Fridge containing complimentary milk and water
  • Hair dryer
Single Room R3350
Double Room R3350

Family Room

# Rooms:

The Family Room at KwaZulu-Natal's Rorkes Drift Hotel features a double bed for the parents as well as two bunk beds suitable for two children.  The Family Suite at The Deanery is located just beside the battlefield for those guests wishing an even closer encounter with South Africa's history.

Single Room R3570
Double Room R3570

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Oh we had such a lovely stay at Rorkes Drift Hotel. We found the historical tours of great interest and enjoyed the many outdoor activities. The food here is delicious, and our hotel room was very comfortable.

Many thanks for making our stay so wonderful.
Sandy & Pete McDonald











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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -28.349546

Longitude: 30.543560

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star


As of the anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Rorke's Drift Hotel is now AA accredited.


  • AA Quality Assured Associate
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